Sunday, November 1, 2020

Adventurers' Club of Honolulu - December Zoom Meeting Dec 10, 2020

 
ADVENTURERS' CLUB OF HONOLULU
December Holiday Meeting - 12/10/2020, 

via Zoom

RSVP to attend the Zoom meeting to 

carogire@hawaii.rr.com

 between Nov 20 and Dec 6, 2020)

Since we aren’t able to have our usual holiday dinner meeting together in December,  and the wonderful photo contest that Donna Wendt puts together for us just wouldn’t be the same via Zoom, we have something different for you, capturing the elements of fellowship and photos, but without the food.  It’s a Where in the World Travel Quiz! 

 After a short business meeting, we will see how good we really are at recognizing pictures of well-known places around the world.  No prizes except bragging rights for those with high scores!  We will follow this with time for sharing your stories of where you should have been in 2020 or what adventures you are hoping for in 2021.   

 

If you would like to participate by submitting a photo to the quiz, please do so, do Donna Wendt  donwen@aol.com.  We are looking for photos of interesting locations that will challenge (but not frustrate) us, especially a different perspective of a famous location or picture of Christmas celebrations somewhere. 

So if you have ONE photo you love of somewhere that isn’t too obscure, please  email it (jpg preferred)  with the

     name, location (town/city and country) and who took it

     to Donna (donwen@aol.com   

    BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1st AND NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 30th. 

 
Since we aren't able to have our usual holiday dinner meeting together in December, and the wonderful photo contest that Donna Wendt puts together for us just wouldn't be the same via ZOOM, we have something different for you, capturing the elements of fellowship and photos, but without the food: 
     It's a "Where In The World" travel quiz!

We will start the meeting with the introduction of our new officers and directors, then see how good we really are at recognizing pictures of well-known places around the world.  No prizes except bragging rights for those with high scores!  We also will offer time for sharing your stories of where you should have been in 2020 or what adventures you are hoping for in 2021.
    
 If you would like to participate by submitting a photo to the quiz, please do so.  We are looking for photos of interesting locations that will challenge (but not frustrate) us, especially:
    - A different perspective of a famous location
    - Somewhere well-known, but not immediately recognizable
    - A picture of Christmas celebrations somewhere that is usually pictured in summer

So if you have ONE photo you love of somewhere that isn't too obscure, please email it (jpg preferred) with the NAME, LOCATION (town, or city/country) and who took it .... to Donna Wendt via email:    donwen@aol.com
   Beginning Nov 1st and no later than Nov 30th.
   


Friday, October 2, 2020

 THE ADVENTURERS CLUB OF HONOLULU  

           OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

Aloha Adventurers!

It’s hard to believe that we have reached the last quarter of a very unusual year and I thank you for adjusting to the changes we have had to make. As you can see, your Board of Directors has moved this quarter’s meetings to Zoom, since it seems quite unlikely we can meet in person at our usual venues. We would like to acknowledge members Kitty Austria, Lowell Angell and Stacey Thomas & Michael Dalesandro who had volunteered as reservationists for the 4th quarter.

It’s also coming up to the time when we hold our elections. In accordance with our bylaws, prior to the October meeting you will receive the slate of candidates for election as directors and officers for the coming term. The slate, along with any additional nominations from the floor, will be voted on by members attending the November meeting. The new directors and officers will be installed at the December meeting. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact me at carogire@hawaii.rr.com, or our Elections Committee Chair, past-president Lowell Angell at angell@hawaii.edu or (808) 988-2098.

Please join us for the interesting meetings we have scheduled in the coming months.
Aloha,
     Carolyn Gire
               President

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ZOOM MEETINGS      Please check out page 2 for Zoom (online) meeting updates.

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED!    Our Club runs smoothly only because a dedicated corps of members do the many tasks necessary to make it all happen. Besides your elected officers and directors, we have volunteer members who take your reservation for the meetings. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider helping by taking reservations or by serving on the board. We would love to have you and you’ll be helping your Club!

FUTURE SPEAKERS/PROGRAMS  Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)? Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it. Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu

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ZOOM MEETINGS POLICIES:

1. The RSVP date for our Zoom meetings is the Sunday before.

2. The link to sign on to the meeting is sent on Monday morning, to the email address you used to RSVP. Please check to make sure you have received it and contact Carolyn if you don’t get it via email carogire@hawaii.rr.com.

3. Guests are welcome to online meetings at no charge. When you RSVP for your guest, please provide their name and whether they will view with you or separately. If they will use their own device, please provide their email. It is your responsibility to send the link on to them once it is sent to you

4. Finally, did you know that the identifier that shows on Zoom is the name you use to set up your device? For most of us, it’s our name or something like Carolyn’s iPad. But sometimes it’s something like Tutu’s iPhone or someone else’s name. This makes it difficult for the host to identify you, and in the interests of making our calls secure while admitting our members and guests, please let Carolyn know if you have a “secret identity”.

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October 15, 2020      (Zoom) 

“Joseph Francis Charles Rock in Yunnan China”

             by member Jerry Coiner

Joseph Rock was an explorer, geographer, botanist, and linguist, well-known to anyone interested in the history of botany in Hawaii. From 1919 to 1949 he was a National Geographical Society Explorer, stationed in Tibet. A native of Vienna, Rock worked for a time at Mills College (later Mid-Pacific Institute) and was the first botanist in the Territory of Hawaii’s fledgling forestry department, later joining the University of Hawaii’s faculty. Jerry has been researching his life and work for many years and will concentrate on Rock’s work in China and Tibet. 

Dr. Jerry Coiner holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Kansas. He and his wife Eloise have traveled extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific. He is an active member of the Rotary and also of the Hawaiian Philatelic Society, where he serves as Treasurer He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on agriculture, vegetation change, urbanism, and climate. Before coming to Hawai‘i, Dr. Coiner was with the Department of Geology and Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, New York.










ZOOM - Login and Testing:  6:50 pm

PROGRAM - 7pm

RSVP EMAIL - Please send your reservations to Carolyn Gire at  

                carogire@hawaii.rr.com     by October 11, 2020

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November 19, 2020        (Zoom)

             “Wave Woman—The Story of 

Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt & Hawaiian Surfing”

               by member Vicky Durand

Wave Woman is the untold story of an adventurer whose zest for life and learning kept her alive for ninety-eight years. Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt was the granddaughter of Mormon pioneers who, after spending an active and athletic childhood in Salt Lake City, moved to Santa Monica with her family and enrolled at USC to study dental hygiene. Betty went on to elope with a man she hardly knew, and to have two daughters. In middle age, Betty finally followed her dream of living near the ocean; she moved to Hawaii and, at age forty-one, took up surfing. She lived and surfed at Waikiki during the golden years of the mid-1950s and was a pioneer surfer at Makaha Beach. She was competitive in early big-wave surfing championships and was among the first women to compete in Lima, Peru, where she won first place. Betty was an Olympic hopeful, a pilot, a mother, a sculptor, a jeweler, a builder, a fisherwoman, an ATV rider, and a potter who lived life her way, dealing with adversity and heartache on her own stoic terms. A love letter from a daughter to her larger-than-life mother, Wave Woman will speak to any woman searching for self-confidence, fulfillment, and happiness.

Vicky Durand, a longtime member of the Adventurers Club, first fell in love with Hawaii in the mid-1950's at age twelve, when she spent a summer with relatives on the island of Molokai. Returning home, she talked her mother Betty into a Hawaiian trip the following summer. By the following winter, the adventurous Betty had moved her two young daughters to Honolulu. Vicky spent her teenage years surfing with her mother. They competed in the annual Makaha International Surfing Championships. Together, they were invited to Lima, Peru, to promote women's surfing. Looking back at Vicky and Betty's evolving relationship, Betty always told Vicky that every day was an adventure. Never afraid of the difficult challenges ahead, Betty inspired Vicky to take new challenges

ZOOM - Login and Testing:  6:50 pm

PROGRAM - 7pm

RSVP EMAIL - Please send your reservations to Carolyn Gire at  

                carogire@hawaii.rr.com     by November 15, 2020

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December 19, 2020      ----  To Be Determined

Unfortunately, because we are using Zoom for this meeting, we will not be able to do our traditional, much anticipated photo contest. It just wouldn’t be the same experience without being together in person to enjoy camaraderie and Donna’s wonderful contest results and prizes! We are working on something different and will have more details soon.

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Friday, September 4, 2020


 September 17, 2020    7pm meeting is a ZOOM meeting

Please RSVP to Carolyn Gire 

via email carogire@hawaii.rr.com by Sunday, 

September 13th  5:00 PM to be added to the list for this meeting. 

Guests are  welcome, and please include their names and email 

addresses with your RSVP.  For security and privacy 

purposes, the Zoom’s "waiting room" feature will be used and

 only individuals on the list will be admitted.  All confirmed

 attendees will receive an email confirmation on Monday,

 September 14th with the Zoom link to access the meeting on

 Thursday.

Please contact Carolyn with any questions or to schedule a test run with Zoom ahead of 

time. Mahalo!  Stay safe everyone and please take care.     


Sep 17, 2020 — 7 pm        by guest Dave Beilman
Biogeography and Climate Change

     UHM Associate Professor, Dr. Beilman, will discuss decades of work as a geographer & environmental scientist, covering his fieldwork in Russia, the Canadian Arctic, and Antarctica. As Dr. Beilman explains: “The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the Earth’s fastest warming regions and is experiencing rapid ecological change. During a five week research cruise in March 2020, he visited sites along four hundred kilometers of the western Peninsula studying plants and soils. He will describe his work using a drone to observe the continent’s surface & discuss the implications for changes in the Southern Ocean, marine ecosystems & plant growth on land.”
     Dr Beilman holds a PhD from UCLA, a MSc from the University of Alberta in Canada, followed by post-doctoral study at Queen’s University in Belfast, UK. He was born & raised in western Canada & spent his early days “appreciating the serene northern forests & majestic Rocky Mountains of western North America.” His PhD dissertation was on carbon hotspots in West Siberia, Russia.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Change to August 20, 2020 Adventurers' Club Meeting


Dear Adventurers', 
    Please see the attached flyer for our August meeting with guest speaker Dave Beilman.  Due to the recent surges of COVID-19 and the limited capacity for social distancing at Maple Garden, this meeting will now be held via Zoom. 
   Thank you for being flexible through these uncertain times as we continue to face the impacts of COVID together. We appreciate your continued support and hope that you can join us online.   
Take care and Mahalo, 
Crystal a
                                    UPDATE:
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, OR GUEST SPEAKER COULD NOT MAKE IT, SO BILL CHAPMAN, STEPPED IN TO GIVE A POLISHED PRESENTATION ON ARCHITECTURE IN THE NATIONAL PARKS.  WE ALL ENJOYED IT AND THE GROUP VISITING THAT WENT ON BEFORE AND AFTERWARDS.  THANKS TO BILL.
    THE SEPTEMBER ADVENTURERS CLUB MEETING WILL ALSO BE ON ZOOM.

August 20, 2020: ZOOM MEETING, 7:00 PM  ************
   "Bio-geography and Climate Change" - by guest, Dave Beilman
   UHM Associate Professor, Dr. Beilman, will discuss decades of work as a geographer & environmental scientist, covering his fieldwork in Russia, the Canadian Arctic, and Antarctica.  As Dr. Beilman explains: “The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the Earth’s fastest warming regions and is experiencing rapid ecological change. During a five-week research cruise in March 2020, he visited sites along four hundred kilometers of the western Peninsula studying plants and soils. He will describe his work using a drone to observe the continent’s surface & discuss the implications for changes in the Southern Ocean, marine ecosystems & plant growth on land.”
   Dr. Beilman holds a PhD from UCLA, a MSc from the University of Alberta in Canada, followed by post-doctoral study at Queen’s University in Belfast, UK.  He was born & raised in western Canada & spent his early days “appreciating the serene northern forests & majestic Rocky Mountains of western North America.” His PhD dissertation was on carbon hotspots in West Siberia, Russia.  

Please RSVP to Carolyn Gire via email carogire@hawaii.rr.com by Sunday, August 16th, 5:00 PM to be added to the list for this meeting. Guests are welcome, please include their names and email addresses with your RSVP.  For security and privacy purposes, the Zoom’s "waiting room" feature will be used and only email addresses on the list will be admitted.  All confirmed attendees will receive an email confirmation on Monday, August 17th with the Zoom link to access the meeting on Thursday.
Please contact Carolyn with any questions or to schedule a test run with Zoom ahead of time. Mahalo!  
Stay safe everyone. 
Crystal
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Friday, July 24, 2020

Adventurers Club Newsletter July to Sep 2020


THE ADVENTURERS’ CLUB OF HONOLULU
       July to September 2020 Newsletter

Hello Adventurers!
     The last few months have been a very different experience for all of us as we have stayed home, lined up six feet apart with our masks on when we do go out, and navigated cancelling trips when we are much more used to making reservations! We have become more comfortable with meetings via Zoom, which has allowed us to continue our ACH meetings, although many of us are looking forward to being together in person.
      We originally planned to have our July meeting at the Outrigger Canoe Club, but they are not yet able to accommodate groups larger than ten, so we have changed to Zoom for July. As Hawaii’s COVID-19 recovery progresses, and because recovery rules change with little notice, our planned meetings may change. Please look for the monthly reminder from Crystal on the first of each month, where we will note any changes, which may be the location but can also be the speaker. Not all our speakers are able to present via Zoom, for a variety of reasons, and COVID-19 has altered our speakers’ schedules as well.
I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Aloha, Carolyn Gire, President
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CLUB NEWS & REMINDER FOR ONLINE MEETINGS
    The RSVP date for our Zoom meetings is the Sunday before. The link to sign
on to the meeting is sent on the Monday morning, to the email address you
used to RSVP. Please check to make sure you have received it and contact
   Carolyn if you don’t get it via email at carogire@hawaii.rr.com.
   Guests are welcome to online meetings at no charge. After the June meeting,
where members RSVP’d for 12 guests, we are making a small change in
procedure. The guests’ names are needed whether they will watch with you,
or link in separately. If the latter, I need their emails, but I will ask you to pass
on the link to them.
    Finally, did you know that the identifier that shows on Zoom is the name you
use to set up your device? For most of us, it’s our name or something like
Carolyn’s iPad. But sometimes it’s something like Tutu’s iPhone or someone
else’s name. This makes it difficult for the host to identify you, and in the
interests of making our calls secure while admitting our members and guests,
please let Carolyn know if you have a “secret identity”. Mahalo!

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a
confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed
reservationist, please email Carolyn Gire at carogire@hawaii.rr.com.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.
                                      Spread the word about the Adventurers' Club!
Tell your friends about us and our programs, or consider inviting them as a guest to future programs!
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  SEE PRIOR POST TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE MEETING
July 16, 2020 (Zoom) - by member Jim Harwood
Mauna Kea: Early Planning and Development
    Astronomer Jim Harwood will talk about the early years of astronomy on Mauna Kea and Haleakala, as part of the UH Institute for Astronomy. As Jim explains, the talk will cover “How astronomy started on Mauna Kea, and the experiences of those who observed in primitive and dangerous conditions far away from any human contact night after night during 1965-1967 to determine the best site on the mountain for a major telescope, NASA's proposed 88" reflector, then the 6th largest in the world.”
    Jim was an optical instrumentation engineer at the time of that project, is now retired as the former computer systems engineer for telescope control at the UH Institute for Astronomy. He holds a BA in physics from Columbia University. Before his work supervising the operations of the Mauna Kea Site Evaluation program, he was the optical instrumentation engineer for a shipboard program sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (US Defense Dept.) studying re-entries of ballistic missiles launched on the Atlantic Missile Range, 1958-1964. The program took place on a converted Liberty Ship, outfitted with radars and instrumentation mounts. The ship participated in the
atomic tests at Johnston Island in 1962, working out of Honolulu that year. That Honolulu experience motivated Jim to return to Hawaii when the ARPA shipboard project ended in 1964.
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RESCHEDULED TO SEPT 17, 2020
CHANGE TO ZOOM MEETING - Not at Maple Garden
August 20, 2020 — by guest Dave Beilman
Biogeography and Climate Change
     UHM Associate Professor, Dr. Beilman , will discuss decades of work as a geographer & environmental scientist, covering his fieldwork in Russia, the Canadian Arctic, and Antarctica. As Dr. Beilman explains: “The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the Earth’s fastest warming regions and is experiencing rapid ecological change. During a fiveweek research cruise in March 2020, he visited sites along four hundred kilometers of the western Peninsula studying plants and soils. He will describe his work using a drone to observe the continent’s surface & discuss the implications for changes in the Southern Ocean, marine ecosystems & plant growth on land.”
     Dr Beilman holds a PhD from UCLA, a MSc from the University of Alberta in Canada, followed by post-doctoral study at Queen’s University in Belfast, UK. He was born & raised in western Canada & spent his early days “appreciating the serene northern forests & majestic Rocky Mountains of western North America.” His PhD dissertation was on carbon hotspots in West Siberia, Russia.
  [    SEE later post about this being a ZOOM meeting ]
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  NEW TOPIC --- see above...

September 17, 2020 — by member Ed Carus
Travel on the Mekong: Angkor Wat and Other Sites
    Travel with Ed on a tour of the Mekong River, stretching from Laos to the Vietnam Delta. Always an enjoyable Adventurers’ Club speaker, Ed will provide highlights of the voyage and take his audience on side trips along the way.  You’ll see exciting aspects of this important waterway which has provided transportation and sustenance and served as a vital part of daily life along its banks.
     The Mekong River is the lifeline of Laos and much of mainland Southeast Asia. It originates in the Yunnan Province of China, travels south, forming the boundary between Laos and other countries such as Myanmar and Thailand.
   Location 6:00 pm Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
Dinner/Menu 6:45 pm
Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
1. Curried Chicken Salad in Papaya: Mango chutney, mixed greens, red grapes = $20
2. Thai Vegetable Curry: A slightly spicy vegan curry = $20
3. Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, toasted almonds = $31
4. 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, rice, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with
cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks. PLEASE NOTE: No Drink
Scrip will be sold after 6:30 pm. Please buy whatever you will need when you check in. You
may use your scrip during the evening to order drinks.
SCRIP MUST BE PURCHASED WITH CASH, NOT CHECKS.
Program 7:30 pm (Approximately)
RSVP  Email  Preferred  Contact  Lowell Angell, angell@hawaii.edu or call (808) 988-2098
RSVP by: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Adventurers Club Honolulu - Zoom Meeting 16 July 2020



THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020        
                            AT YOUR HOMES   VIA   ZOOM

Thursday
Jul 16
Zoom
Mauna Kea:
Early Planning & Development
By new member
Jim Harwood

New member Jim Harwood will be presenting on the early days of developing research astronomy in Hawaii.  After the early installations on Haleakala opened in 1963, Jim was part of UH’s Institute of Astronomy evaluation of where the NASA-funded major telescope on Mauna Kea should be located.  It will be a fascinating look back at this time half a century ago and how decisions were made.  

Please send your reservations to Carolyn Gire at carogire@hawaii.rr.com by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 13, 2020.
     Here is the information for our meeting on Thursday, July 16.  We will start the meeting at 7:00 pm and I will start admitting members from the waiting room a few minutes before that.   Please identify the icons for muting your audio (a little microphone) and video (a little movie camera) so that when we are ready to start, you can do so.  Leaving your audio on means we can hear all kinds of background noise.  Too many open videos, which allow others to see what you are doing, can slow down the meeting.
     If you haven’t used your zoom account in a while, or this is your first use, please start the sign in process earlier since it may need to be updated.  If I haven’t started the call yet, you will be placed in the waiting room which is part of the security function.  You should not need the password, but I have included it below, just in case.
Thanks to Jim Harwood for an amazing presentation
Thirty members attended the Zoom meeting from their homes

Desolate road up Mauna Kea 1963


Earliest set up on Mauna Kea

Early little telescope

Difficult to reach the summit of Mauna Kea in early days

Mauna Kea Hale Pohaku Area and bunkhouse

Jim Harwood, Mauna Kea  telescope pioneer

Lake Waiau on Mauna Kea about 1963

Mauna Kea 1963 era

Early telescopes on Mauna Kea including Lake Waiau at left
Nothing like a sunset on Mauna Kea

Telescope stations on Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea with HQ and snow


Telescopes on Mauna Kea in 1979


OVI BUN  in  Romania gave a surprise tour of his farm using his cell phone - it was early morning there
Besides farm animales Ovi also raises bees in a big Bee Hive



Monday, June 1, 2020

Adventurers Club Honolulu June 18, 2020


           ADVENTURERS' CLUB MEETING FOR JUNE 18, 2020

Please see the information for our June meeting with a new speaker and topic than what was in our original 3 month newsletter. Thank you for being flexible through these changes as we face the impacts of COVID-19 together. We appreciate your continued support and hope that you can join us!  

Aloha Adventurers!
    We had an enthusiastic response to a great presentation by Lowell Angell for our first Zoom meeting in May.  Since we still can’t meet in person, we will be using Zoom again for another, quite different look at Japan for our June meeting.  Please join us on Thursday June 18 at 7 p.m. for “Japan Through the Eyes of Frank Lloyd Wright”, presented by Kevin Nute, a world expert on this topic. 
      Please RSVP to carogire@hawaii.rr.com by Sunday, June 14th, to be added to the list for this meeting. Guests are welcome and if you would like to include friends, please send me their names and email address in your response.  For security and privacy purposes, we are using Zoom’s waiting room feature and anyone whose email address isn’t on the list won’t be admitted.  You will get an email from me on Monday, June 15th, with the link to sign in.
    If you weren’t successful using Zoom, or haven’t used it before, and would like to test it out, please email me and we can set up a time.
  Aloha,    Carolyn Gire

Guest Speaker:  Kevin Nute

Some of the Adventurers Club members in attendance on Zoom.










Best book of Japanese Architecture
 


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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Adventurers Club Honolulu - Apr-Jun 2020 Newsletter

Adventurers Club Honolulu - Apr-Jun 2020 newsletter  ALL CHANGED

President’s Message

Hello Adventurers!

Life certainly has changed for us all in the last several weeks with the advent of the COVID-19 coronavirus and all its impacts. As I write this, we have just cancelled our March meeting, the lines at Costco and other retailers are featured on the news and there are new announcements from federal, state and city authorities every-day. Some of our members have cancelled trips through the summer and we are wondering when it will be safe to get on an airplane again and which countries will welcome travelers in search of adventure! In spite of all this, we are sending you our planned programs for the next quarter and are certainly hopeful we will be able to meet to hear these interesting presentations. You will notice that there is no meeting scheduled for April. Although we had hoped that skipping our March meeting would be enough, in an abundance of caution we are also cancelling April, assuming it is quite likely that social distancing will still be in place.

On a happier note, we have arranged for a new entrée at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Since the delicious Curried Chicken Salad in Papaya replaced the Beef Stew entrée, we have noticed that there are very few orders for the Cobb Salad and, at the same time, we have been asked about adding a vegetarian choice. So at our next meeting at OCC on May 21, Thai Vegetable Curry will be offered. I’m told by those who have eaten it that it is very tasty!

Please stay safe and healthy.   Aloha, Carolyn Gire, President

CLUB NEWS

London Club Welcomes ACH Members

We are pleased to provide details of the reciprocal arrangement with the City University Club of London for our members to visit this private luncheon club. You must contact ACH president Carolyn Gire at least four weeks in advance of your trip, giving your expected dates in London and the name(s) of any immediate family members accompanying you. You will then be given a Letter of Introduction. You are responsible for making any necessary reservations and for all charges incurred, as well as for abiding by any house rules, including appropriate dress.

The Club is in the heart of the financial area of London and an ideal place for a first class, modestly priced lunch or simply a drink at the bar. Originally established in 1895 by Oxbridge graduates who wanted a luncheon club in the city, it now encompasses a wider membership. It is open for lunch Monday to Friday throughout the year, closing only between Christmas and the New Year. The City University Club of London is at 42 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AP; Tel: 020-786-6681; Website: cityuniversityclub.co.uk; Email: secretary@cityuniversityclub.co.uk

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Aloha to our newest members Beverly Espiritu, Laura Fink and Jim and Patricia Harwood. Please introduce yourself and ask them about their extensive adventures around the world.

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed reservationist, please email Carolyn Gire at carogire@hawaii.rr.com.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.

Spread the word about the Adventurers' Club!   Tell your friends about us and our programs, or consider inviting them as a guest to future programs!    Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?    Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.  Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu


For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit: http://adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com/


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April 16, 2020—

NO MEETING   Program Canceled Due to COVID-19 Precautions

Our apologies, but due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we would like to play our part in fighting this pandemic and ensure the health and wellness of our members. The April meeting will be canceled and we will continue to monitor and adhere to local, state and federal regulations. We wish you and your loved ones all the best during this time. Please take care.

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                                  May 21, 2020
KOYASAN: 
            JAPAN'S SACRED MOUNTAIN 
                              & WORLD HERITAGE SITE

                    Presented by Lowell Angell

We had an enthusiastic response to a great presentation by Lowell Angell for our first Zoom meeting in May of the beautiful Koyasan site in Japan.  The meeting was via Zoom and was a great success!
    Below you'll see photos of how the Zoom meeting was put together with a Power Point Presentation at Lowell's and coordinated by Carolyn and her tech savy daughter.
Watching the presentation on a lap top in the comfort of my living room!

Carolyn Gire, President, hosted the Zoom Meeting

Bill Chapman, Program Chairman, and Vice President
Preparing the Presentation - Good Job!
 
Lowell Angell presents, KOYASAN
A few photos from the presentation.....









THANKS, LOWELL!!!

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June 18, 2020


 JAPAN 
THROUGH THE EYES OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

PRESENTED BY   KEVIN NUTE

We will be using Zoom again for another, quite different look at Japan for our June meeting.  Please join us on Thursday June 18 at 7 p.m. for “Japan Through the Eyes of Frank Lloyd Wright”, presented by Kevin Nute, a world expert on this topic. 

 Please RSVP to carogire@hawaii.rr.com by Sunday, June 14th, to be added to the list for this meeting. Guests are welcome and if you would like to include friends, please send me their names and email address in your response.  For security and privacy purposes, we are using Zoom’s waiting room feature and anyone whose email address isn’t on the list won’t be admitted.  You will get an email from me on Monday, June 15th, with the link to sign in.
 If you weren’t successful using Zoom, or haven’t used it before, and would like to test it out, please email me and we can set up a time.
     Aloha,
          Carolyn

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